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Senior Case Worker - Band 5 (Mental Health Nurse/OT/Social Worker)

Job Type



South West



£28,407 - £34,581 per annum

Posted Date

4 January 2024


Closing Date

21 January 2024

Main duties of the job
The main duties of the role will be Care Coordinating a caseload of approximately 15 patients who are presenting with their first-episode of psychosis or an at-risk mental state. The role will involve providing specialist assessment, creating collaborative care plans and implementing evidence-based interventions, and managing risk in the least restrictive manner. As a Care Coordinator you will work alongside the patient and their families to provide them with hope for the future, enable them to develop a sense of control over their illness, and support them to re-engage with their interests.

Within this role there will be opportunities to engage in continuing professional development, service and health promotion, running groups, and working with the team to develop our service. There is a strong focus on Family Work within Early Intervention, and there will be opportunities to undertake further training in this, and other relevant approaches. The role will involve providing advice and guidance to other agencies, and working with students.

We would welcome applications from third year students.

For further information or to arrange an informal visit, please contact Jess Partridge (Team Manager) on 01452 894178 or by emailing

Working for our organisation
At Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust, we are supportive of the people we care for in the community and aim to provide a fully responsive service to everyone who needs it. This is the same approach we take for our employees. We look to value the skills and experiences of those we work with, whether they are service users, carers, families or those looking to work with us.
Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust is part of the NHS. We treat NHS patients according to NHS principles and standards. The difference is the Trust is accountable to local people, rather than to Government, and so we are able to work closely with our community to develop services in the way that best suits the needs of local people.
Detailed job description and main responsibilities
The qualification, training & experience requirements for the role are underlined in the Job Description/Person Specification.

Closing date: January 21st 2024

The Trust aims to recruit and retain the best possible staff who, through the application of their skills, qualification and experience, will make a positive contribution to our business of providing quality health care services. It is the Trust’s view that the costs associated with moving house in order to take up a post with us should not restrict our ability to recruit the excellent people we need; therefore, we support staff to relocate with our relocation policy.

This post requires the post holder to be able to undertake all statutory and mandatory training and post holders must be able to undertake physical interventions. Fitness for physical intervention will be assessed by Occupational Health.

A valid UK driving licence plus the use of own transport for business purposes is essential. For qualifying staff the Trust has a Lease Car Scheme in place and also offers a popular Salary Sacrifice Car Scheme with our partner Tusker.

To ensure you fully understand how the Trust, as a Data Controller, will process and store your data please read the attached document ‘Applicant and Staff Privacy Notice’ prior to applying for the role.

Candidates for any staff appointment shall, when making application, disclose in writing to the Trust whether they are related to any governor. Failure to disclose such a relationship may disqualify a candidate and, if appointed, may render them liable to dismissal.

Person specification
Essential criteria

Registered Mental Health Practitioner – Mental Health Nurse/Occupational Therapist/Social Worker
Desirable criteria

Trained in CBT approaches/ willingness to undertake
Trained in Family Work/ willingness to undertake
FLAP/ Mentor Trained/ willingness to undertake
Essential criteria

Experience of team working
Desirable criteria

Experience of collaboration working with other agencies including the voluntary sector
Completion of preceptorship programme if less than 1 year experience
Experience of working with young people with mental health problems
Working knowledge of the complex needs of people with psychosis
Essential criteria

Ability to travel around the locality as requested, independently and efficiently. (If you have a full driving licence there will be an expectation to drive trust vehicles where required)
Flexibility with working hours when necessary
Able to attend and participate in all mandatory and statutory training events
Professional / Managerial / Specialist Knowledge
Essential criteria

Knowledge and understanding of the Mental Health Act & legal aspects of Mental Health care
Demonstrable skills in risk assessment and management
Knowledge of the different approaches to mental health assessment
Knowledge of evidence-based intervention with clients in an all phases of mental illness
An understanding of national policy in relation to mental health
Desirable criteria

Up to date clinical knowledge including risk assessment, dual diagnosis and health and social care needs
Knowledge of Child care / protection issues
Ability to work on social factors affecting mental distress e.g. accommodation, substance misuse, domestic violence, welfare rights
Personal skills, abilities & attributes
Essential criteria

Approachable and flexible
Good communication skills (written and verbal)
Be able to prioritise tasks and manage time effectively
Ability to work under pressure
Ability to assimilate new concepts and approaches to care
Ability to engage positively with service users
Ability to work effectively as a team member
Ability to undertake all statutory and mandatory training including Prevention and Management of Violence and Aggression
Breakaway (subject to Occupational Health clearance)

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